The BBS (bulletin board system) scene of the 80s and 90s was a magical time. Long before the Internet escaped from the lab, connected the planet and redefined what it meant to use a computer there was a brave and pioneering band of computer users who spent their time, money and sanity setting up their home computers and phone lines to welcome anyone who called.
In the Summer of 2001, Jason Scott, a computer historian (owner textfiles.com) wondered if anyone had made a film about these BBSes. They hadn't, so he decided he would.
Four years, thousands of miles of travelling, and over 200 interviews later, "BBS: The Documentary", a mini-series of 8 episodes about the history of the BBS, was made available in 2005. Spanning 3 DVDs and totalling five and a half hours, this documentary is actually eight documentaries about different aspects of this important story in the annals of computer history.
OFFICIAL SITE: http://www.bbsdocumentary.com
CREATOR: Jason Scott (http://www.textfiles.com)
BBS the Documentary was first made available in 2005 via 3 DVDs and spanned 8 episodes. The DVD appears to be sold out completely on their website and all YouTube copies split the video into 8 parts. I combined them all into one 5 hour video and upscaled to HD for your viewing pleasure.